Glasses, Contact Lenses and Optometry
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Eye measurement test
Eye measurement test by an optician where the appointment will look like the following:
- Vision (visual acuity) without correction
- Eye test, check for binocular imbalance
- Determination of vision with best correction
- Eye pressure measurement
- Vision without correction
- eye test, correction of binocular imbalance
- determination of vision with best correction
- extensive research with, among other things, microscope and retinal camera
- Checking the tear film
- Eye pressure measurement with cornea thickness measurement
No less than 80% of the information we process every day is visual. In order to perform well, such as learning to read, the visual system must always function properly. Besides the sharpness of the eyes, there must also be good cooperation between the 2 eyes. The collaboration has 2 mechanisms. 1: Motor: the eyes are focused on about 1 point by muscles. 2: From there, the sensory mechanism takes over. The images are merged by the brain resulting in: fusion. When the fusion is under pressure, the image of one eye in a relaxed state is just next to/above the image of the other eye; in this case we speak of Fixation Disparation.. Therefore meaning that there is no stable single image, but the image is restless. This unrest can cause complaints such as; headache, difficulty reading, concentration problems, noise and light nuisance. For example, compensation in posture can cause physical complaints, such as neck and back complaints. We also advise children from the age of 8, with or with a suspicion of dyslexia, op Fixatie Disparatie to be tested for Fixation Disparation. Click here for a QUICK-Scan
If we have to examine the eye further there are 3 drops that an optometrist can use: Tropicamide: dilation of the pupil, this makes it easier to examine the eye. Your pupils remain dilated for about 8 hours, participating in traffic is not recommended. Cyclopentolaat: shutting down accommodation, in suspected plus and in children. Your pupils will remain dilated for about 24 hours and participating in traffic is not recommended. Oxybuprocaine: anesthesia of the cornea, measurement of eye pressure on contact and measurement of tears. You must take into account that you will not feel anything in the eye for about 30 minutes, so do not rub the eyes and do not wear lenses.
All contact lens adjustments and checkups are done by an optometrist.
A check looks like the following:
- Strength and vision control
- Assessment of the lens (surface/fit)
- Assessment of the eye (tear film)
- Consultation about possible adjustment in lenses or fluid
We recommend a check up annually. Contact lens wearers who regularly have their lenses and eyes checked have a significantly smaller chance of problems. We will also inform you of the latest developments in the highly innovative world of contact lenses and liquids.